Join BAFTA Award®-Nominated Screenwriter John August for behind-the-scenes stories from his collaborations with Tim Burton, including Big Fish (2003), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), and Frankenweenie (2012), and his popular screenwriting podcast Scriptnotes, featuring
Join us for a special weekend edition of Happily Ever After Hours with Academy Award®-Nominated filmmaker Sergio Pablos as he shares behind-the-scenes stories from his career in feature animation, including Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), Hercules (1997), Tarzan® (1999), Treasure Planet (2002), Desp
When Goofy maps out a cross-country summer road trip to Lake Destiny, Idaho, his son Max changes the route to Los Angeles for a pop concert without his father’s knowledge. Will this father-son duo be able to see “I 2 I” by the end of their journey? Grab your fishing rod and join us this July as we
Join us as we explore animation through the lens of race, ethnicity, and culture from around the world. In this two-week class, students will study diverse stories, writing tropes, and prominent figures within the animation industry. Using paper cut-out animation skills, students will then design
From body shape to color scheme and clothing, every visible element of a character can give a viewer insight about who they are. Join us for this two-week intensive class as you learn how to design memorable and original characters. As you create a new personality for your character, dive further
Join Tony Award®-Nominated Playwright and Screenwriter Linda Woolverton for behind-the-scenes stories from her work on the feature films Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Lion King (1994), Alice in Wonderland (2010), and Maleficent (2014), and the Broadway musicals Beauty and the Beast (1993), Aida
In this two-week class, be prepared to reimagine ideas and designs as you learn what it takes to be an animator. Using animation principles and unconventional items, various drawing methods and practices will be explored. After multiple animation tests, students will then use their new skills to
A well-developed setting can set your story apart and completely immerse your audience. Join us for a two-week intensive course exploring visual development as well as an exclusive look into today’s animation field led by guest animators.
In this session, students focus on the process of
Join animator and former Nickelodeon television showrunner Butch Hartman for behind-the-scenes stories about his early projects after graduating from CalArts—An American Tail (1986) and Pocahontas (1995)—and his illustrious career at Nickelodeon creating the animated television series’ The Fairly
Arriving on Angel Island while the Chinese Exclusion Act was in effect, nine-year-old Tyrus Wong was separated from his father, left with only his forged immigration papers and a fake name. Despite facing poverty and discrimination, a summer scholarship at Otis Art Institute would later lead him to
Join the acclaimed animation directing duo Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise for behind-the-scenes stories about their past projects, including Beauty and the Beast (1991), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), and Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001).
Be our guest and join us for Happily Ever After Hours with Disney Legend voice actress Paige O’Hara as she shares behind-the-scenes stories from her work on the Beauty and the Beast franchise.
Join Disney animator, director, and producer Bruce W. Smith for behind-the-scenes stories from his work at Walt Disney Animation Studios on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Tarzan® (1999), The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), The Princess and the Frog (2009), and Winnie the Pooh (2011), as well as his
Join VFX Supervisor and Alpha Studios Founder Kaitlyn Yang as she shares stories from beginning her career at Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, her work with Google, Disney, and Netflix, and her path to founding her own VFX company, Alpha Studios, in 2013.
Join legendary, award-winning, and Oscar®-nominated producer Don Hahn for the fifth installment of the museum’s new virtual series, Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Hahn for behind-the-scenes stories from about his past projects including Beauty and the Beast (1991), The
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to invite you to join Disney Directors Brenda Chapman and Kevin Lima for the museum’s third installment of Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Chapman and Lima for stories about their past Disney projects, including Beauty and the
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to invite you to join Composer and Conductor Fabrizio Mancinelli for the fourth installment of the museum’s newest virtual series, Happily Ever After Hours. From the comfort of your home, join Mancinelli as he discusses his process for composing films, his